On Tuesday, 29 June 2021, five Slovak scientists received the prestigious award Scientist of the Year of the SR 2020 in the Moyzesová sieň /Moyzes Hall/ of the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University in Bratislava. They have achieved extraordinary success in the fields of molecular biology, biobanking, virology, engineering, and geotechnology, and have succeeded in strong competition – this year the jury selected the winning five out of a record 84 nominations. The 24th annual awards event for the most significant scientists, technologists, and young researchers was held under the auspices of Ms Zuzana Čaputová, the President of the Slovak Republic. The ceremony afternoon was made more pleasant by the string quartet VIVA QUARTET. One of the laureates was from the Technical University of Košice.
Awarded in the Personality of International Cooperation category was:
Dr. h. c. prof. Ing. Michal Cehlár, PhD., (Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, TUKE) – for significant development of international cooperation in the field of projects, science, and research at the Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, TUKE.
Laureates of the Scientist of the Year of the SR 2020 award. Left to right: RNDr. Imrich Barák, DrSc.; prof. Ing. Marián Peciar, PhD.; RNDr. Boris Klempa, DrSc.; RNDr. Ing. Katarína Kaľavská, PhD.; Dr. h. c. prof. Ing. Michal Cehlár, PhD.
Photo by Marián Zelenák, CVTI SR
Source: Veda na dosah – https://vedanadosah.cvtisr.sk/vedec-roka-sr/pozname-laureatov-ocenenia-vedec-roka-sr-2020/